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Top 20 key performance indicators

EES 1: Number of businesses created and sustained

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Analysis

The 7,285 new businesses under 2 years old in Wiltshire represents a survival rate of 94.5%, which is the second highest compared to Wiltshire’s statistical neighbour’s. Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours business sustained rates have remained reasonably steady over the last year, however Wiltshire has seen numbers triple in the past year and the county is one of 3 in the country to have an increase of over 200%; nationally the increase was 12%. Survival rates in Wiltshire are higher than the national survival rate of 91.5% and higher than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (92.1%). For survival rate, the county ranks joint 11 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the Business Demography 2017 Table 5.1e released November 2018.

EES 2: Number of jobs created with the involvement of the Economic Development and Planning at Wiltshire Council

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Analysis

There were 125 jobs created in the 1st quarter 2019/20, with approximately another 400 potential jobs in the pipeline. This measure only reflects new jobs created with direct Wiltshire Council involvement. A breakdown of the jobs is as follows: 50 through the Wiltshire 100, 10 through the Economic Development service, 10 though the Investment service, 30 through TEN centres, 5 through Major Projects work at Porton Science Park and 25 through SME Growth. This data was sourced from the Economic Development and Planning Performance figures for Q1 April-June 2019/20.

EES 3: Average resident pay rate

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The average resident pay rate in Wiltshire has increased to £561.50, which ranks the county 70th nationally. This amount is slightly lower than the national average of £571.10 and the county’s statistical neighbours (£575.10). This measure includes Wiltshire residents who commute out of the county and are generally better paid. This data is sourced from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings resident analysis via NOMIS for 2018.

EES 4: Average workplace pay rate

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Analysis

Wiltshire’s Average workplace pay rate for 2018 is £534.40; this represents an increase of 1.9% on the previous year, whereas its statistical neighbours saw an average increase of double that at 3.8%. The gap in workplace pay between Wiltshire and its statistical neighbours (£551.4 per week) has increased as has the gap with the national average (£570.90 per week). This measure refers to the pay rate for jobs within the county. Wiltshire has dropped from 79th to 82nd in the national rankings out of 152 counties. Consumer Price Inflation over the same period was 2.2%. This data is sourced from the ONS annual survey of hours and earnings – workplace analysis via NOMIS for 2018.

EES 5: Percentage of employers reporting skills gaps

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Analysis

In 2017 there were 3,005 establishments (19% of all employers) that reported having skills gaps in their work force, this was a sharp increase in skills gap compared to 2015 when the incidence of skills gaps was 12% in the county. This proportion is significantly higher than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (14.0%) and National (13%). The incidence of skills gaps in Wiltshire were reported as follows: 4% of managers, 1% of professionals, 2% of associate professionals, 5% of administrative/clerical staff, 3% of skilled trades, 3% of caring, leisure and other services staff, 4% of sales and customers service staff, 1% machine operatives and 4% of elementary staff. Overall that’s 6% of high-skilled jobs, 7% of middle-skilled jobs, 7% of service-intensive and 5% of labour-intensive jobs. For skills gaps, Wiltshire has moved from being ranked joint 13 nationally in 2015 to joint 129 in 2017 compared to the other 152 counties. This data was sourced from the DfE Employer Skills Survey 2017, table 52.

EES 6: Percentage of workless households

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Wiltshire has seen a slight increase in the amount of workless households to 16,400 households, an increase of 2,400 households representing 10.7% of all households.Wiltshire’s rate is lower than its statistical neighbours at 10.9% and lower than the national average which stands at 14.3%. This ranks Wiltshire 34 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from nomis 2018 showing Jan-Dec 2018 data.

EES 7: Percentage of children living in poverty

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In Wiltshire the percentage of children living in poverty (10.2%) compares favourably to its statistical neighbours (11.6%) and very well to the national level (17.1%). Currently the challenge is making people aware of the benefits available to them e.g. childcare relief. This data was sourced from HMRC statistics Personal tax credits: Children in low-income families’ local measure 2016 published December 2018.

EES 11: Percentage of 16 and 17 year olds participating

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In July 2019 91.7% of 9,670 individuals aged 16-17 (academic age) were in education, employment or training. This is a continued increase after the annual September dip coinciding with the new school academic year as young people’s participation is identified. The participation level is improved from the same period year by 0.7%. Wiltshire ranks joint 79th nationally and is in line with the national average (91.4%) and Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (91.7%). This data was sourced from the national client caseload information system July 2019.

EES 12: Percentage of Key Stage 5 entering education, employment training destination

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Analysis

In 2016/17 90% of the 2,610 Key Stage 5 leavers entered education, employment or training. This is lower than the previous year. Wiltshire is now slightly better than its statistical neighbour’s averages (89%) and the national average (89%). The individual activity not captured slightly increased to 3%. Wiltshire is ranked joint 30 nationally, out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from provisional destinations data published by DFE in October 2018, for mainstream schools 2015/16 cohort in 2016/17.

EES 13: Progress 8 score

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Analysis

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4. It compares pupils’ achievement – their Attainment 8 score – with the average Attainment 8 score of all pupils nationally who had a similar starting point (or ‘prior attainment’), calculated using assessment results from the end of primary school. Progress 8 is a relative measure, therefore the national average Progress 8 score for mainstream schools is zero. 2018 data shows Wiltshire is on average with a score of 0.01, and slightly above the national average (-0.08) and Wiltshire’s statistical neighbour’s average (-0.01). Wiltshire is ranked 55 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the school performance tables and LAIT October 2018.

EES 14: Number of Supported Internship starts for 16 – 24 year olds

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Analysis

Wiltshire Council’s Supported Internships Programme commenced in September 2014. For 2018/19 there are 14 Supported Internship starts: 10 at Wiltshire College and less than 5 are at Swindon College. This is lower than usual this year, with the maximum of 24 places available for Wiltshire residents, as Fairfield College are currently transitioning into a larger provision and working on their pathway to employment so have a reduced offer this year and the provision for Swindon is based solely on Wiltshire residents, so this fluctuates each year. In 2017/18 Wiltshire Supported Internships had 53% success rate of interns moving into paid employment, this is considerably higher than the last reported average from the DfE of 36%.

EES 15: Number of apprenticeship starts

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Analysis

Starts for 2017/18 show a drop of 740 apprenticeship starts to 5,720, a drop of 11.5% since 16/17. This was the first full year with the Apprenticeship levy which was introduced in April 2017, and nationally there was a drop of 24.1% on apprenticeship starts. Wiltshire had 19.2 starts per 1000 population aged 16-64 years old which is the second highest compared to Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours, with an average of 11.7, and well above the national average of 10.8 (Dorset is highest at 20.4). This data is sourced from the FE: Data Library and County Populations sourced from Nomis. Data reported for 2018/19 Q3 August-April shows Wiltshire had 4,290 starts for this period.

EES 16: Percentage of residents qualified to Level 4 and above

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Analysis

Over the last year, Wiltshire has seen a decrease of 4,600 individuals qualified to level 4 or above, the county currently has 117,900 individuals qualified to this level. Wiltshire compares well with the National average (39.3%) and but it is below its statistical neighbours (41.22%). An age breakdown of who has a level 4+ qualification is as follows: 20-24 year olds (36.7% of age group) has increased by 1,800 from 6,400 to 8,200 individuals; 25-29 year olds (32.6% of age group) has decreased by 2,800 to 7,800 individuals; 30-39 year olds (43.7% of age group) has decreased by 1,200 to 23,500 individuals; 40-49 year olds (48.7% of age group) decreased by 700 to 31,200 individuals and 50-64 year olds (44.2% of age group) decreased by 400 to 46,900 individuals. Nationally Wiltshire is ranked 56 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from NOMIS showing December 2018’s data.

EES 17: Percentage of pupils with grade 5 or better in English or maths GCSEs

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Analysis

This data was sourced from LAIT and school performance tables January 2019. 46.9% of Wiltshire students achieved a strong pass of 5 or more in English and maths, an increase of 3% on the previous year. This is above Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (44.43%), the national average (40.2%.) and the average nationally for state schools (43.3%). This ranks Wiltshire 40 nationally. 68.4% of Wiltshire students achieved a pass of 4 or more in English and maths, this is also above Wiltshire statistical neighbours (66.19%) and significantly above the national average (59.4%).

EES 18: Percentage of people with a Level 2 with English and maths who achieved at 19 who didn’t achieve at 16

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Analysis

Wiltshire (29.8%) has closed the gap to its statistical neighbours and is now slightly ahead (29.4%), the county is now also above the national average (27.2%). Wiltshire is ranked 44 out of 152 counties for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT July 2019 showing April 2019’s data for people aged 19 in 2018.

EES 19: Percentage of care leavers at age 19 – 21 in education, employment or training

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Wiltshire had 45% (70 individuals) of its care leavers aged 19-21 in education, employment or training. This is significantly below Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (52.11%) and the national average (51%). For this measure Wiltshire is ranked 110 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT July 2019.

EES 20: Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils

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Analysis

Wiltshire’s progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils was slightly better than the year before but still below the average score of 0. However, Wiltshire’s score is similar to the landscape nationally, it is slightly below its statistical neighbours (-0.59) and national (-0.44). The county has moved from the bottom quartile to the 2nd quartile and is now ranked 66 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT January 2019.

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Comparisons

EES 1: Number of businesses created and sustained

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Analysis

The 7,285 new businesses under 2 years old in Wiltshire represents a survival rate of 94.5%, which is the second highest compared to Wiltshire’s statistical neighbour’s. Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours business sustained rates have remained reasonably steady over the last year, however Wiltshire has seen numbers triple in the past year and the county is one of 3 in the country to have an increase of over 200%; nationally the increase was 12%. Survival rates in Wiltshire are higher than the national survival rate of 91.5% and higher than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (92.1%). For survival rate, the county ranks joint 11 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the Business Demography 2017 Table 5.1e released November 2018.

EES 2: Number of jobs created with the involvement of the Economic Development and Planning at Wiltshire Council

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Analysis

There were 125 jobs created in the 1st quarter 2019/20, with approximately another 400 potential jobs in the pipeline. This measure only reflects new jobs created with direct Wiltshire Council involvement. A breakdown of the jobs is as follows: 50 through the Wiltshire 100, 10 through the Economic Development service, 10 though the Investment service, 30 through TEN centres, 5 through Major Projects work at Porton Science Park and 25 through SME Growth. This data was sourced from the Economic Development and Planning Performance figures for Q1 April-June 2019/20.

EES 3: Average resident pay rate

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Analysis

The average resident pay rate in Wiltshire has increased to £561.50, which ranks the county 70th nationally. This amount is slightly lower than the national average of £571.10 and the county’s statistical neighbours (£575.10). This measure includes Wiltshire residents who commute out of the county and are generally better paid. This data is sourced from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings resident analysis via NOMIS for 2018.

EES 4: Average workplace pay rate

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Analysis

Wiltshire’s Average workplace pay rate for 2018 is £534.40; this represents an increase of 1.9% on the previous year, whereas its statistical neighbours saw an average increase of double that at 3.8%. The gap in workplace pay between Wiltshire and its statistical neighbours (£551.4 per week) has increased as has the gap with the national average (£570.90 per week). This measure refers to the pay rate for jobs within the county. Wiltshire has dropped from 79th to 82nd in the national rankings out of 152 counties. Consumer Price Inflation over the same period was 2.2%. This data is sourced from the ONS annual survey of hours and earnings – workplace analysis via NOMIS for 2018.

EES 5: Percentage of employers reporting skills gaps

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Analysis

In 2017 there were 3,005 establishments (19% of all employers) that reported having skills gaps in their work force, this was a sharp increase in skills gap compared to 2015 when the incidence of skills gaps was 12% in the county. This proportion is significantly higher than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (14.0%) and National (13%). The incidence of skills gaps in Wiltshire were reported as follows: 4% of managers, 1% of professionals, 2% of associate professionals, 5% of administrative/clerical staff, 3% of skilled trades, 3% of caring, leisure and other services staff, 4% of sales and customers service staff, 1% machine operatives and 4% of elementary staff. Overall that’s 6% of high-skilled jobs, 7% of middle-skilled jobs, 7% of service-intensive and 5% of labour-intensive jobs. For skills gaps, Wiltshire has moved from being ranked joint 13 nationally in 2015 to joint 129 in 2017 compared to the other 152 counties. This data was sourced from the DfE Employer Skills Survey 2017, table 52.

EES 6: Percentage of workless households

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Analysis

Wiltshire has seen a slight increase in the amount of workless households to 16,400 households, an increase of 2,400 households representing 10.7% of all households.Wiltshire’s rate is lower than its statistical neighbours at 10.9% and lower than the national average which stands at 14.3%. This ranks Wiltshire 34 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from nomis 2018 showing Jan-Dec 2018 data.

EES 7: Percentage of children living in poverty

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Analysis

In Wiltshire the percentage of children living in poverty (10.2%) compares favourably to its statistical neighbours (11.6%) and very well to the national level (17.1%). Currently the challenge is making people aware of the benefits available to them e.g. childcare relief. This data was sourced from HMRC statistics Personal tax credits: Children in low-income families’ local measure 2016 published December 2018.

EES 11: Percentage of 16 and 17 year olds participating

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Analysis

In July 2019 91.7% of 9,670 individuals aged 16-17 (academic age) were in education, employment or training. This is a continued increase after the annual September dip coinciding with the new school academic year as young people’s participation is identified. The participation level is improved from the same period year by 0.7%. Wiltshire ranks joint 79th nationally and is in line with the national average (91.4%) and Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (91.7%). This data was sourced from the national client caseload information system July 2019.

EES 12: Percentage of Key Stage 5 entering education, employment training destination

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Analysis

In 2016/17 90% of the 2,610 Key Stage 5 leavers entered education, employment or training. This is lower than the previous year. Wiltshire is now slightly better than its statistical neighbour’s averages (89%) and the national average (89%). The individual activity not captured slightly increased to 3%. Wiltshire is ranked joint 30 nationally, out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from provisional destinations data published by DFE in October 2018, for mainstream schools 2015/16 cohort in 2016/17.

EES 13: Progress 8 score

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Analysis

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4. It compares pupils’ achievement – their Attainment 8 score – with the average Attainment 8 score of all pupils nationally who had a similar starting point (or ‘prior attainment’), calculated using assessment results from the end of primary school. Progress 8 is a relative measure, therefore the national average Progress 8 score for mainstream schools is zero. 2018 data shows Wiltshire is on average with a score of 0.01, and slightly above the national average (-0.08) and Wiltshire’s statistical neighbour’s average (-0.01). Wiltshire is ranked 55 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the school performance tables and LAIT October 2018.

EES 14: Number of Supported Internship starts for 16 – 24 year olds

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Analysis

Wiltshire Council’s Supported Internships Programme commenced in September 2014. For 2018/19 there are 14 Supported Internship starts: 10 at Wiltshire College and less than 5 are at Swindon College. This is lower than usual this year, with the maximum of 24 places available for Wiltshire residents, as Fairfield College are currently transitioning into a larger provision and working on their pathway to employment so have a reduced offer this year and the provision for Swindon is based solely on Wiltshire residents, so this fluctuates each year. In 2017/18 Wiltshire Supported Internships had 53% success rate of interns moving into paid employment, this is considerably higher than the last reported average from the DfE of 36%.

EES 15: Number of apprenticeship starts

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Analysis

Starts for 2017/18 show a drop of 740 apprenticeship starts to 5,720, a drop of 11.5% since 16/17. This was the first full year with the Apprenticeship levy which was introduced in April 2017, and nationally there was a drop of 24.1% on apprenticeship starts. Wiltshire had 19.2 starts per 1000 population aged 16-64 years old which is the second highest compared to Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours, with an average of 11.7, and well above the national average of 10.8 (Dorset is highest at 20.4). This data is sourced from the FE: Data Library and County Populations sourced from Nomis. Data reported for 2018/19 Q3 August-April shows Wiltshire had 4,290 starts for this period.

EES 16: Percentage of residents qualified to Level 4 and above

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Analysis

Over the last year, Wiltshire has seen a decrease of 4,600 individuals qualified to level 4 or above, the county currently has 117,900 individuals qualified to this level. Wiltshire compares well with the National average (39.3%) and but it is below its statistical neighbours (41.22%). An age breakdown of who has a level 4+ qualification is as follows: 20-24 year olds (36.7% of age group) has increased by 1,800 from 6,400 to 8,200 individuals; 25-29 year olds (32.6% of age group) has decreased by 2,800 to 7,800 individuals; 30-39 year olds (43.7% of age group) has decreased by 1,200 to 23,500 individuals; 40-49 year olds (48.7% of age group) decreased by 700 to 31,200 individuals and 50-64 year olds (44.2% of age group) decreased by 400 to 46,900 individuals. Nationally Wiltshire is ranked 56 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from NOMIS showing December 2018’s data.

EES 17: Percentage of pupils with grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs

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Analysis

This data was sourced from LAIT and school performance tables January 2019. 46.9% of Wiltshire students achieved a strong pass of 5 or more in English and maths, an increase of 3% on the previous year. This is above Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (44.43%), the national average (40.2%.) and the average nationally for state schools (43.3%). This ranks Wiltshire 40 nationally. 68.4% of Wiltshire students achieved a pass of 4 or more in English and maths, this is also above Wiltshire statistical neighbours (66.19%) and significantly above the national average (59.4%).

EES 18: Percentage of people with a Level 2 with English and maths who achieved at 19 who didn’t achieve at 16

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Analysis

Wiltshire (29.8%) has closed the gap to its statistical neighbours and is now slightly ahead (29.4%), the county is now also above the national average (27.2%). Wiltshire is ranked 44 out of 152 counties for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT July 2019 showing April 2019’s data for people aged 19 in 2018.

EES 19: Percentage of care leavers at age 19 – 21 in education, employment or training

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Analysis

Wiltshire had 45% (70 individuals) of its care leavers aged 19-21 in education, employment or training. This is significantly below Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (52.11%) and the national average (51%). For this measure Wiltshire is ranked 110 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT July 2019.

EES 20: Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils

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Analysis

Wiltshire’s progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils was slightly better than the year before but still below the average score of 0. However, Wiltshire’s score is similar to the landscape nationally, it is slightly below its statistical neighbours (-0.59) and national (-0.44). The county has moved from the bottom quartile to the 2nd quartile and is now ranked 66 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT January 2019.

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